Six fantastic market resources for writers and freelancers
Make a note of these six helpful job and market resources for freelance writers as the economy perks up and work becomes more available. Whether you’re an aspiring writer or a seasoned pro – this half dozen excellent market lists can boost your career.
- Writing for dollars – They have an archive of ten years worth of tip-filled articles. Some are dated, but many stand up to time passing. The site and newsletter are free. There’s a perk for new subscribers. They have a searchable paying markets database.
- Worldwide Markets database – This is weekly and free. Sample available. You’ll get a pretty good free perk for subscribing. My suscription confirmation took 15 min and the free perk didn’t arrive for quite some time, but I think that’s a function of it being a fairly large, popular site
- Accentuate Writers’ Forum – seems on the level and has good discussions with pros and cons of markets you might want to pitch. I trolled around a bit and found a listing of off the beaten path paying publications. They seem to be mostly posted by one user who should be finding a way to monetize her diligence. Michelle L Devon (Michy)
- Michelle Devon seems to own the one above. Not all of her market info is exactly correct, so do some checking before you rely on it. But she’s got a good resource for writers here. If you’re in to community – this is it. Objection – hey assign you a password. That’s somewhat inconvenient.
- At WritersWeekly, you can find books and courses, articles, warnings, markets, job postings, a forum. The owner, Angela Hoy, is the queen of the freelance writing niche online. I think she blogged before there was any such thing. This site is worth a visit and a subscription, without a doubt.
- University of Illinois at Chicago Writing Series. Check this out for online and on campus courses and seminars. Non credit. Cost ranges from free to over $500. Certification maybe offered in some areas. I took their entire not-for-profit management series a few years ago – online. It was extremely well run and packed full of information I still use.
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